Greed is an unquenchable thirst for getting more and more of something we think we need in order to be truly satisfied. It may be a thirst for money or the things that money can buy, or even a thirst for position and power. Jesus made it clear that true life does not depend on an abundance of possessions. He did not deny that we have certain basic needs. He only affirmed that we will not make life richer by acquiring more of these things.
Mark Twain once defined “civilization” as “a limit- less multiplication of unnecessary necessities,” and he was right. Many Christians sadly, are infected with greed and do not know it. They think that the Bible’s admonition on greed and covetousness is for the “rich and famous.” We do well to take our blinkers off and take heed of Jesus’ charge not to fall into the temptation of greed.
Luke 12:31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.